Karine Karadjian graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 with a B.A. in History and International Development Studies. In 2011, she received her J.D. and M.D.R. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she served as Vice President for the Armenian Law Student Association and as Philanthropy Chair for the Women’s Legal Association. Ms. Karadjian’s practice currently focuses on consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), debt settlement, and plaintiff’s employment law.
Karine’s love for bankruptcy law developed during her second year of law school when she served as an extern for the Honorable Kathleen Thompson and the Honorable Geraldine Mund at the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court in Woodland Hills. She went on to work with Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project, which assists low-income individuals with bankruptcy-related issues. She then went on to work at a bankruptcy firm in the San Fernando Valley, where she managed the post-filing Chapter 13 department. She founded her own law firm in 2015. Her bankruptcy law practice focuses on debtor representation in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and non-bankruptcy alternatives such as debt settlement.
Ms. Karadjian’s love for employment law developed in 2009 when she first had the opportunity to meet directly with aggrieved employees to conduct intakes and draft pre-litigation correspondence/complaints while working at the Law Offices of Joseph M. Lovretovich under the supervision of Briana M. Kim, an extremely passionate employment law attorney. Ms. Kim served as a mentor for Ms. Karadjian for years to come and they have since worked on multiple employment law cases. Through the years, Karine has gained much experience in representing employees against wrongful termination, workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, denial of protected leaves of absence, and various other labor law violations.
Ms. Karadjian is also a mediator. Her mediation practice focuses on employment law and business disputes. Her experience in debt settlement has greatly enhanced her mediation skills. She has extensive knowledge of employment mediation, having participated in, consulted on, and conducted numerous mediations in this field. She holds a Master of Dispute Resolution degree from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute and has undergone extensive training in alternative dispute resolution since 2011. Her ability to stay objective and focused on resolution yields results. More information on her mediation practice is available through www.kmediate.com.
During her spare time, Karine likes exploring hiking trails with her dog Sheldon. She also loves traveling and sightseeing. Karine Karadjian is fluent in Armenian and Russian and conversational in Spanish.
Zine Eddine Isseri recently joined the firm as a law clerk and assists on bankruptcy and employment law matters. He obtained his law degree in 2010 in Algeria, where he worked on business immigration matters for several years prior to moving to the United States. Mr. Isseri, who is fluent in Arabic and French, obtained his LLM from Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles in 2020 and will be taking the California Bar exam in February 2021.
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